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Applications being accepted for family court judge in WVa

Oct. 21, 2020 4:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being accepted for a pending vacancy on a family court serving West Virginia's largest county. The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will accept applications and letters of recommendation through Nov. 9 for a seat on the Eleventh Family Court Circuit in Kanawha...

Man who wanted to see Trump gets time served in standoff

Oct. 20, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Washington state man who said he was traveling to see President Donald Trump has been sentenced to time served for assaulting Secret Service special agents in West Virginia. Joshua Wills, 31, of Bremerton, Washington, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston to the 23 months...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice prepares for a debate with Democratic challenger, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, Tuesday Oct. 13. 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathy Batten)

West Virginia voters have heavy slate of choices on Nov. 3

Oct. 20, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters have a packed ballot to ponder in the Nov. 3 election. In addition to the presidential race between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden, in which Trump is widely expected to carry the state...

Mother, boyfriend get maximum prison time in toddler's death

Oct. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mother and her boyfriend have been sentenced in the beating death of the woman's 2-year-old son. John Colan Powers, 47, and Candice Jones, 32, both of Green Valley, were charged in the August 2018 death of Jones’ 2-year-old son, Joseph Garbosky III. Judge Mark...

Former Marshall football player sentenced for child porn

Oct. 20, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall football player has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for sending videos of children engaged in sexual conduct to an undercover FBI agent. Jeremiah Taylor, 32, of Huntington was sentenced in federal court for distributing child pornography, U.S....

WVa National Guard to increase personnel in virus response

Oct. 20, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The federal government has authorized the West Virginia National Guard to increase the number of personnel on active status to support the response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Jim Justice said. There are currently 379 members of the state National Guard on active status. The...

Governor: Methanol plant set to be built in West Virginia

Oct. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former industrial site in West Virginia has been selected for a $350 million methanol facility, Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday. West Virginia Methanol Inc. will build a plant in Pleasants County that will produce 900 metric tons of methanol daily from natural gas. Once...

No. 22 Marshall schedules Nov. 7 game with Massachusetts

Oct. 19, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — No. 22 Marshall has scheduled a Nov. 7 home football game against Massachusetts, athletic director Mike Hamrick said Monday. Unbeaten Marshall (4-0, 2-0 Conference USA) had three other games called off this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “With so much uncertainty...

West Virginia reports another weekly record in virus cases

Oct. 19, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the second straight week, West Virginia has set a record for the number of weekly statewide confirmed coronavirus cases as officials continue to urge widespread testing. The 1,644 positive cases reported from Oct. 12 through Sunday shattered the mark of 1,350 cases set in the...

Man jailed in W. Virginia after ex-girlfriend's throat slit

Oct. 19, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man has been arrested in West Virginia after his ex-girlfriend’s throat was slit with a box cutter earlier this month as she was taking personal protection order documents to a suburban Detroit police station. Kevin Lee Vanaelst, 45, was being held Monday in a...